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What is the difference between reactive hypoglycemia and diabetic hypoglycemia

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Melissa Young
8 years experience Internal Medicine
One is med induced : Reactive hypoglycemia means blood sugars drop after eating a high carb meal due to an exaggerated response by the pancreas. People with diabetes get h ... Read More

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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Xin-Nong Li
38 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Hypoglycemia is opposit to diabetes that is hyperglycemia. If hypoglycemia happens frequently in a slim person, it usually indicates the person might ... Read More
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Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
20 years experience Hospital-based practice
Thin pts report RH: There are many case reports & anecdotal evidence that reactive hypoglycemia (RH) can occur in someone who is slim (http://ehealthforum.com/health/ ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
40 years experience Endocrinology
Not really: The best way to confirm hypoglycemia is by testing the sugar at the time of symptoms to see if is truly low (under 60). Many people with symptoms of ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Doesn't mean much: Independent of a concomitant glucose an Insulin level doesn't mean much. If blood sugar is high, low, or normal with an Insulin level of 8 uu/ml, the ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
No: In my 35 years of practice, I have never seen a case of reactive hypoglycemia. The disorder doesn't exist, if you're overweight the symptoms are a na ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Fainting?: not so much. Feeling like fainting is much more common. Happens. The physiology of it is in people who are becoming diabetic, they are not sensitive t ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Su Fairchild
23 years experience Integrative Medicine
Whole foods: Unprocessed whole foods, adequate protein, good fats such as coconut oil, and lots of green leafy vegetables. Complex carbs are ok, but avoid refined ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Severe hypoglycemia irrespective of the etiology can lead fainting, seizure and death
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jesse Krakauer
44 years experience Endocrinology
In a number of ways: B"sd not uncommon situation - pre-diabetes can only be defined in retrospect i.e. if you get diabetes! States of insulin resistance such as PCOS m ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
40 years experience Endocrinology
No: Symptoms of hypoglycemia (shakiness, anxiety, palpitations, sweats) are common, but finding that the sugar is low causing these symptoms is very rare. ... Read More

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